Reflective journal writing: how can it help?

Discover the benefits of writing down your thoughts and how to get started.

The wonders of wild swimming

When the pandemic ‘broke’ nurse Olivia, it was the challenge, community and connection with nature of wild swimming that brought her back to herself and nursing

‘This isn’t about lack of resilience’

What’s meant by moral distress and why it’s nothing to be ashamed of

'Inclusivity makes the world go around'

Larissa's workplace inclusion café is empowering nursing staff and improving patient care through discussions on diversity

How to challenge poor leadership

Sally Bassett from the RCN Nurses in Management and Leadership Forum offers tips on identifying and responding to inadequate leadership

Industrial action explained

Find out what it means to take industrial action and what statutory requirements must be met for it to be lawful

Supporting the families of members who’ve died due to COVID-19

 Working with employers, we’re helping members’ families make claims under the coronavirus life assurance schemes  

Prisoners are people too

Everyone deserves a dignified death, says prison nurse Deanna Mezen, who has worked tirelessly to give palliative care patients the choice of how they wish to die

Starting a mindfulness meditation practice

Jessica explains how starting a meditation practice has supported her wellbeing during the pandemic and offers some tips to those wanting to try it out

‘Each vaccination brings promise of a brighter future’

Anna shares her experience of giving the COVID-19 vaccine to people with learning disabilities

Nursing history at home

Explore the RCN’s online history exhibitions from the comfort of your sofa

Eliza’s lessons: infection control in 1887

How did nursing staff deal with infectious diseases in the 19th century? This nursing student’s notes reveal parallels with the COVID-19 pandemic

Forever changed

Twelve months after critical care nurse Dawn’s emotional plea to panic buyers went viral, she talks about the toll the pandemic has taken on her and how it’s shifted perceptions of the profession

Bee innovative

Digital senior charge nurse Joan Pons Laplana created an award-winning game encouraging NHS staff to get vaccinated against the flu and has adapted it to boost uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine

Could you be RCN President?

As elections for the role draw closer, we speak to former presidents about why the position is so important